Convicted Felon Pleads Guilty to Drug Trafficking
A Fairfax man pleaded guilty today to conspiracy to distribute 400 grams or more of fentanyl and 500 grams or more of methamphetamine
According to court documents, in March and April 2022, Calvin Ray Brown, 50, and a co-conspirator sold counterfeit pressed pills containing fentanyl to a Fairfax County Police Department confidential source and undercover detective on multiple occasions. When a search warrant was executed on Brown’s residence, officers recovered 999 counterfeit pressed pills containing fentanyl, approximately 723 grams of methamphetamine, over 500 grams of cocaine, and 665 grams of N,N-dimethylpentylone, a federally unscheduled substance similar to MDMA.
Officers also recovered $25,001 in cash, a loaded semi-automatic “ghost” gun, and a bulletproof ballistics vest. During an interview, Brown admitted that he and his co-conspirator had been distributing fentanyl pills, methamphetamine, MDMA, and crack cocaine since January 2021. He stated that, over the course of the conspiracy, they obtained about 1000 fentanyl pills every two weeks, and had also obtained 1 kilogram of methamphetamine and 8 kilograms of cocaine. Brown has a lengthy criminal history, which includes numerous convictions for drug trafficking, as well as a conviction for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
Brown is scheduled to be sentenced on June 26. He faces a mandatory minimum penalty of 15 years in prison and a maximum penalty of life imprisonment. Actual sentences for federal crimes are typically less than the maximum penalties. A federal district court judge will determine any sentence after taking into account the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.
Jessica D. Aber, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia; Jarod Forget, Special Agent in Charge for the Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) Washington Division; and Kevin Davis, Fairfax County Chief of Police, made the announcement after U.S. District Judge Rossie D. Alston accepted the plea.
Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Lauren Hahn is prosecuting the case.
A copy of this press release is located on the website of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia. Related court documents and information are located on the website of the District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia or on PACER by searching for Case No. 1:23-cr-30.